Chandigarh artists leave art lovers amazed

November 14th, 2007 - 2:09 am ICT by admin  
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (ANI): Art lovers in Chandigarh were excited as five distinguished artists recently came together to showcase their creations.

The list to say the least was impressive - Shiv Singh, Malkit Singh, Brahm Prakash, Viren Tanwar and Madan Lal.

Viren Tanwar executed his work with Chandigarh’s top four artistes.

His creations of a nude, bloom and animal bodies come with a strong sexual connotation, proving that no man is complete without a woman.

It’s been five years - they all join to give art a new definition.

If Malkit’s ‘Four Frames’ captured the nostalgia of childhood in his native village, we get to see Brahm new-found fascination for acrylic and brighter colours.

Madan, through his ‘Journey of Life’ showed intriguing symbols, flexible bodies and a surreal setting.

And, Shiv, the ‘Man in Black’, gives us an insight into life through his five colourful frames that make biology come alive in the most amazing manner.

“Every artist has its individual special style of painting but there’s a very strong maturity in the work that is why people like it. The work is unique, it is something special in the city because all five of us are working in a different direction and style,” said Shiv.

An artist like Malkit, who hails from a village, finds such an exhibition a novel way to express the artists’ imagination and come closer to art aficionados.

Malkit said, “A majority of artists don’t create paintings for sale. But, now there’s a transformation as artists have started painting commercially. They put brush to canvas as per the requirements of customers and not according to their creativity. Many artists follow the market trend and work to sell, but we don’t. We put brush to canvas depending on our mood. If someone likes it he pays for it or our work remains with us.”

Gathered at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery - 36, the artists have tried to give art and budding artists a new platform.

“We always keep creating a platform for the next generation. We always keep the talented budding artists in our group and provide them a suitable opportunity to exhibit their talent. It’s like a tradition in art field,” said Madan.

Viren added, “We started our career with struggle. Now the time has changed. We are having more than 50 galleries in Mumbai and Kolkatta.”

The five will travel to Delhi as the organisers, Creativity Connect Foundation, will exhibit their works to give Delhiites a feel of immense talent available in Punjab and region north of the capital.

So, a splash of colours from Punjab will continue to gladden the art lovers. (ANI)

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